|Debra Caplan 19December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)|
Debra Caplan was interviewed on December 19, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Advice; Other languages; Yiddish language; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Yiddish Book Center; Theater; Family history; stories about ancestors; Books; Yiddish learning; Israel; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Yiddish revival and activism; Debra Caplan; Pennsylvania; Amherst MA; Cambridge MA; Hampshire College; Harvard University; Zev Kaplan; New Jersey; Birobidzhan; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne
|Mark Louden 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Mark Louden, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was interviewed by Allie Brudner on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Louden is one of a small number of non-Jewish Yiddish experts. Louden grew up in Oakland, California, and was exposed to Jewish culture and Yiddish through friends’ families and his parents’ friends...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Other languages; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Latin America; Transmission; Assimilation; Purim; Sukkos; Sukkot; Yiddish Book Center; Music; Klezmer; Rural; Mark Louden; California; Madison WI; University of Wisconsin Madison; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Chassidic; Hasidic; Itzik Gottesman; Texas; German; Oakland CA; Cornell University; Pennsylvania Dutch; Henry Sapoznik; University of Texas; Haredim; Milwaukee; Golda Meir; Manitowoc WI; KlezKamp
|Pauline Katz 6May2011 Yiddish Book Center* - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 6, 2011. Pauline worked primarily on the Wexler Oral History Project. Pauline grew up in Boston, MA speaking Yiddish at home. Her parents are not native Yiddish speakers, but they decided to learn Yiddish as adults and to raise Pauline and her brother speaking Yiddish. Pauline enjoyed having a special second language she could speak with her family and certain friends...
Keywords: Pauline Katz; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Press; Radio; Literature; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Boston; MA; Somerville; Brookline; Pennsylvania; Russia; Ukraine; Belarus; Moishe Katz; Workmen's Circle; Camp Kinderland; Camp Kindering; 1980s-2000s; 1930s-1950s; Communist Party; Civil Rights; Progressive; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture